Exciting times for our Saline lagoon as work has started on the sluice structures. Visitors will have seen a large crane has appeared to get the 20m+ piling into the ground. This will be to hold the inlet sluice which will be under enormous pressure from the incoming tide. The piling for the outlet structures will be much reduced as the pressure of water on an outgoing tide is much smaller.
Also, contractors are restarting the creation of our smaller second saline lagoon not far from the car park. This will be fed by an existing sluice, which visitors pass on the sea wall. The foot drains will be linked to the existing farm ditches and so this winter we should have some lovely wet grassland for wintering birds to feed on.
The weather is lovely at the moment and you should see lots of lovely yellow wagtails around feeding on insects and flitting around the sea walls and car park edge.
We are hoping that the weather stays sunny for our family event, One Wild Day at Wallasea on 20th July. Please come along– the event is open from 11am – 5pm and is free! A whole range of activities and stalls are in place for everyone to join in.